Research Areas

Materials Science

The materials physics group is interested in the experimental investigation of electrical, magnetic and optical properties of solids, with special attention paid to those materials which have application in device technology.

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Zamkov research
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Theoretical Physics

Much of the Department's research effort centers around unifying interest in computational physics. Members of this group are interested in the application of the methods of computational physics to a wide variety of research areas, including:

  • Materials Physics

  • Modling the human vocal folds

  • Astrophysics

  • Rayleigh-Benard Convection; Lattice Boltzmann Methods

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Astrophysics

Our research in astronomy and astrophysics focuses on studying the formation of our Milky Way Galaxy, using positions, velocities, and chemical compositions of stars. We also perform observational studies of variable stars to deterine their distances and to better understand the physical processes that cause them to pulsate.

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brightness variations of an RR Lyrae star
This starfield animation shows brightness variations of an RR Lyrae star